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Brilinta (ticagrelor)

Ticagrelor is used to lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, or death due to a blocked artery or a prior heart attack. Ticagrelor is also used to lower your risk of blood clots if you have coronary artery disease (decreased blood flow to the heart) and have been treated with stents to open clogged arteries. Ticagrelor is also used to lower your risk of a first heart attack or stroke if you have decreased blood flow to the heart. Ticagrelor is also used to lower the risk of stroke and death in adults with a blockage or decreased blood flow in an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Ticagrelor is usually given together with low-dose aspirin. Ticagrelor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use ticagrelor if you have any active bleeding or a history of bleeding in the brain. Do not use this medicine just before heart bypass surgery.

Ticagrelor may cause you to bleed more easily, which can be severe or life-threatening. Call your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if you have bleeding that will not stop, black or bloody stools, red or pink urine, or if you cough up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact with ticagrelor.

Do not stop taking ticagrelor without first talking to your doctor, even if you have signs of bleeding. Stopping ticagrelor may increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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